A.S. Face 1732: Faith Richardson


I was diagnosed With AS in 2005, although I have had the pain much longer. I  have been receiving remicade for approximately 8 years and continue to work full time providing Occupational Therapy in a nursing home. Some days are harder than others and some of my patients move better and faster than me.  My employer works with me arranging my schedule so I can make all my doctor appointments.

I am also blessed with a partner  that understands and looks out for me ( usually better than I do myself).  She is my biggest supporter and cheerleader.
My mom was also diagnosed with AS,  but when she changed rheumys they took her diagnosis away.
I have other health issues besides the AS,  but I am still blessed as I can still work and enjoy my family.
I live by the beliefs that everything happens for a reason,  ( it makes me a better therapist as I can relate to my patients),  and there is always someone worse off than me.
My name is Faith Richardson,   I am 57 years old,  and live in Texas.
Texas, United States of America

One Response to “A.S. Face 1732: Faith Richardson”

  1. Dear Faith,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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